Abstract Flowers (ModCloth dress review)

After attending the 1920s Picnic back in November, I became pretty obsessed with adding some 1920s style into my wardrobe. My standard for vintage-inspired style for the past few years has been 1940s/1950s, but there’s something so – freeing? – about the looser silhouettes of the 1920s. That and sometimes during the warmer months, the idea of a fitted waistband plus shapewear just isn’t appealing at all. So off to Poshmark I went to find some 1920s-inspired styles. This Modcloth dress was one of the styles that I found on Poshmark, and it is definitely a looser, more flowy vibe. This dress was originally called the “Fiore Your Entertainment” dress on Modcloth, and even though it is no longer available, it can be found to pop up on Poshmark occasionally in assorted sizes. I fell in love with the abstract print – is it flowers? Is it splatters? It reminds […]

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A Tropical Winter (Trashy Diva Tropical Nights L’Amour)

Hey everyone! It’s been a rough few months. A lot of things have been happening in my personal life that has kept me from blogging (more on that in a future post). But I’m ready for 2019 to be the year I really focus on my creative endeavors, and blogging is going to be one of them! I’ve really been ignoring writing for a long time, and I really need to get back into it. It’s a great outlet, and I feel accomplished when something is completed. I feel like this winter has been a really funky one here in Louisiana. Over the holidays, it was very grey and dreary, and I feel like we’ve had a lot of rain and generally funky weather (not as bad as up north – I can’t even comprehend that level of cold). So when Trashy Diva released their latest print, Tropical Nights, I […]

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The Bee’s Knees: Annees Follies’ 1920s Picnic

If you know me, you know I adore dressing up whenever I can.  From fancy dinners to Ren Faires, if you present me with an opportunity to play dress-up, I’ll do it.  So when my friend Allison tagged me on Facebook last week to see if I was interested in attending the Annees Follies‘ 1920’s Picnic, I kind of jumped at the chance. (Well, realistically, I checked to see if I had a remotely 1920s-esque outfit, and when I did, THEN I jumped at the chance.)

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Family Portraits!

On my desk at work, I have a picture of me, Doug, and Gizmo.  It was taken long long ago – maybe 2011? – in front of Doug’s mom’s Christmas tree.  It’s one of my favorite pictures of us, but as the years have gone on, I’ve been wanting to get new pictures since we’ve changed. So a few weeks ago, I asked my coworkers Dylan and Danielle, owners of Three Twenty Studio, if they would come over and do family portraits of the three of us.  Doug wasn’t too keen on the idea (he doesn’t like having his picture taken), but I convinced him that it would be fun. And I was right.  It was fun.  😀  I wanted our pictures to be fairly casual – just us in what we would normally wear every day – although we did put a bandana on Gizmo because it just made […]

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Stress Window Shopping: Vixen & La Femme En Noir

Last week was ROUGH, y’all.  I’m really trying my hardest not to buy any new clothes until after Labor Day, but it is HARD to not shop when I am stressed.  I did have to buy a pair of shorts – because my office does volunteer work once a month and I like to died this month wearing jeans – but it’s definitely not the same thing.  With all of the dress groups I follow on Facebook and Instagram, seeing so many gorgeous ladies wearing new styles, the temptation is REALLY REAL.  But I can window shop to my heart’s content, and I have so many pieces in my closet that I should wear instead!

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